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How Do I Find A Mentor?

By December 5, 2021January 31st, 2022No Comments
How Do I Find A Mentor?

โ€œ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐๐จ ๐ˆ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐š ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐จ๐ซ?โ€

Several students have been asking me this question so I thought it would be best to answer it through my personal experiences.

Mentors can be found in 5 main places:

1๏ธโƒฃ School networks

My university (USC Marshall School of Business) had a mentorship program called the Career Advantage Program where I was able to connect with professionals in multiple industries

2๏ธโƒฃ Student Organizations

Our board and I at the Latino Business Student Assoc. (LBSA) built a mentorship program with alumni.

3๏ธโƒฃ LinkedIn

Connect with professionals who hold positions that you would like to learn more about, and keep the relationship strong.

4๏ธโƒฃ Interviews

I still keep in touch with some of my past interviewers even from companies where I was rejected.

5๏ธโƒฃ In-person (pre-COVID, of course)

You never know who someone might know or who they might be. Check out my favorite story below.

My favorite story: When I was traveling to San Francisco for an interview at EY, I started chatting to a random business professional. What started as a conversation about food at the airport turned into a multi-year friendship and mentorship. Ben, a Director of Marketing at Twitter, has been there for me with my pressing career questions and helping me get through this pandemic.

๐™ˆ๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™™๐™ซ๐™ž๐™˜๐™š: ๐™‚๐™ค ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™—๐™ช๐™ž๐™ก๐™™ ๐™– ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™–๐™ข ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ ๐™š๐™–๐™˜๐™ ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™œ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฌ.

At the end of the day, a good mentor is like a coach. And recruiting is like a marathon. You might as well learn from people who have already run the race, as we talk about it more in this blog here.

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